On November 21, several significant stories were featured on the New York Times business pages. One story involved Microsoft and the upheaval at OpenAI, a small but influential artificial intelligence start-up. This led to the development of the ChatGPT chatbot and caused Microsoft’s shares to reach a new high. In another story, X, the social media service formerly known as Twitter, sued Media Matters in federal court after the organization published research showing that ads on X appeared next to antisemitic content.
Another significant event was Epic Games’ chief executive, Tim Sweeney, testifying in a San Francisco federal courthouse as part of the company’s legal battle against Google. Meanwhile, more than 700 of OpenAI’s employees signed a letter saying they may leave the company for Microsoft if the ousted chief executive, Sam Altman, is not reinstated.
The development of the ChatGPT chatbot had an impact on OpenAI and caused upheaval within the company. Another story involved X, which sued Media Matters in federal court due to its research showing that ads on X appeared next to antisemitic content. Finally, Epic Games’ CEO tested in court as part of their legal battle against Google. The future of OpenAI was put at risk as employees indicated they might leave for Microsoft if their former CEO is not reinstated.